We note the call for assistance with refugees from Afghanistan. It tears at our heart strings that the situation deteriorated so quickly to what it has become. Many of us will be in a position to assist with donations of material goods, but if we cannot even house our own struggling employees on our properties, how can we help with the Afghans? Just this weekend we interacted with a hardworking farmer who helps farm hundreds of acres in the county but is denied an abode of any sort on the family holdings. Is it not time for a rethink? Allow worker housing and meet a need; work the land productively and avoid it falling to annexation as a way out of a hole.